Rappers are making not just music but stories, cultures, and along with that a lot of fame & money. What makes a rapper popular? Is it just good music? There are certain things that a rapper might require to stand out odd and perfect. Just like the number of fishes in the sea, there are rappers in a today’s world. But, why only some are able to rule our heats and fill their pockets while the rest are still struggling despite good music?
This article tells a lot about the stories behind most popular rappers. One might just look at the fame and money, while the most successful rappers have been through a lot of struggle in their lives. Well, after a lot of struggle, one gets to make a lot of money and fame.
This article consists of 45 most popular rappers who are the richest producers, rappers, and record-label owners who have made their way to the millions in the net worth. Check them out.
32 Rappers Around The World!
Well, who does not know Fabolous? He is one of the rappers who has made fortune of USD 25 million from this rap industry. The most popular singles that made him this rich and successful are “Throw it in Bag”, “Make Me Better”, & “Breathe”. Rich Yung Society is his clothing line that has made him more popular and successful instead of damaging his bank balance. Moreover, he is quite the rapper one should know.
Kendrick Lamar is not just one of the rappers who stick only with rapping but instead is a song writer, singer, and a rich man! He has earned USD 30 million which is estimated to increase rapidly in short time. Well, his full name is Kendrick Lamar Duckworth. Rapper Duckworth hailed from California and started rapping carrier while he was just in primary level of school. Moreover, he connected himself with some big people after he attempted some singles. He always took Dr. Dre as his idol.
Tech-None is the one of the American rappers who was born in Kansas City in Missouri. His estimated wealth is USD 25 million. Starting his career with a successful group – Black Mafia, he is recognized with tech industry. Therefore, his name is special and receives uniqueness because of the same reason.
Cee-Lo-Green is a successful rapper with a worth fortune of USD 24 million. Coming from a hip hop background, Green is recognized for his talent for non traditional improvisations and with solo acts. Moreover, there is a popular reality show called The Voice of NBC where he is also one of the judges.
Mike Shinoda is one of the icons of the records of the popular band called Linkin Park. He has been recognized as organizing and supervising the “Reanimation” album back in 2002. This man has made few hits that made him quite rich with a worth fortune of USD 24 million. Also, he has performed with Jay Z & few other stars.
Lil Jon is a rich rapper with approx USD 3 million. He is also a leader in the crunk movement called Dirty South in Atlanta that began around in 2000s. Likewise, he is one of the reputed rappers who has been involved in some entrepreneur thing like food and drink industry to make more money.
The Game is this man’s rap name or the name in this industry. This name is quite close to his heart as it was given by his mum as she believed ‘he was the game for anything’. Moreover, this risk taking man has mentioned how he was raised in risks like gang wars, drugs, dangers that made him quite into his career and he has mentioned his stories in the lyrics too. Well, this rapper has approx USD 35 million of worth fortune.
Soulja Boy is the name of De Andre Cortez in the rap industry who is a rich rapper with worth fortune of USD 35 million. Also, he has been a performer and has love for music from his teenage years. He started his career in music through hip hop and gained a lot of fans while he was just eighteen. And, Cortez is quite popular in rapping and has made amazing connections from small age to be in this position today. Well, he is living his dream life in such a small age.
Whenever one talks about Florida it is not the city that strikes in mind but the rapper Flo Rida who is so popular with this hit ‘Low’ that people have forgotten there’s a city called Florida too. That was a duet with T Pain which gained them a lot of popularity. Moreover, this was able to become the number one hit in America for straight 10 weeks in 2008. Of course, this lifted his entire career in weeks. He is the rapper with a good fortune of worth USD 35 million.
Ludaris is really one of the most popular rappers who is also an actor, and an entrepreneur with an American origin. He likes to call himself as “Mouth of South”. Moreover, this rapper has been spreading his ventures into a lot of wide areas and is considered the most prosperous rappers of the all times. Well, he has a net worth of USD 32 million which he made from rapping industry and his own business.
11. T Pain:
T Pain is one of the rappers who is also a song writer. He has an American origin and has been widely recognized for his songs. He has a worth USD 37 million fortune. And, one of his best hits is Akron that uplifted his career very well.
Common is one of a genuine rappers who is a Chicago indigenous having full support towards PETA. What makes him a nice guy is his speaking against the homophobic language in the lyrics of his rap. Smoking Aces is his film credit of 2007 & Wanted is of 2008. And, this man has an amazing fortune of USD 40 million!
Ice T is one of the richest rappers who have USD 45 million worth fortune that he made out of his careers as rapper, screenwriter, producer, as well as businessman. Similarly, his name is quite unique and common in an alcohol shop. This rapper was signed by Sire Records in 1987 & he launched his track – Rhyme Pays shortly after signing the record.
Big Boi is actually big with amazing entertaining ability renowned for his numerous contribution to rap industry. This man with American origin has several talents including writing, generating, and dealing with many material that made him earn USD 35 million! And, he proves how rap industry can be a combination of richness, wealth, fame, and royalty.
Rick Ross or ‘Rich’ Ross? Kidding, this rapper has a huge fortune from his rap business which is USD 43 million. He has been an American rapper who has also performed debatable songs about drug trafficking and some other issues which has made him even more popular. This man was able to sell 187000 copies of his hit track ‘Hustling’. He is one of the rappers who has provided more to the society instead of jut good music.
Darryle McDaniels is one of the richest rappers with a worth fortune of USD 50 million which he earned out of rap industry alone. He is one of the self taught rappers who has earned a lot of fame along with money. Being a disc jockey along with a rapper, he was known as DMC with stage name Grandmaster Gel High. This American musician has quite an amazing journey ahead without a doubt.
Bones Thugs N Harmony is one of the rap bands who is from Cleveland in Ohio. They are a group of five rappers namely Layzie Bone, Wish Bone, Flesh & Bone, Bizzy Bone, & Krayzie Bone. This group of fantastic artist have been very famous for their talent along with team work in in a band. They have gained enough honor from this industry and have made an estimated worth fortune of USD 50 million. One of their very popular tracks is “Look Into My Eyes” which was featured in “Batman & Robin”.
J Price with a cool name is one of the chief executive officer of Rap A Lot Records which has its location at Houston in Texas. He was also in-charge of ‘record – label’ in 1986 AD that gained a lot of success and fame. Being an irresistible promoter of quite a lot rappers, he has an aim to assist underprivileged neighborhoods. He has a popular influence in Houston particularly.
Andre 3000 is an American rapper who is also a versatile personality with professions like actor, record producer, singer and has mind blowing talent in some instruments. He has received most recognition in OutKast duo. The mind blowing thing about this guy is that he has been the CEO of a clothing line called Benjamin Bixby. This man knows how to handle everything with great enthusiasm. Without a doubt he has amazing worth fortune of USD 40 million!
Afeni Shakur is one of the female rappers who has made quite a good fortune out of the male dominated industry of rap. Her estimated worth fortune is USD 55 million making her one of the riches rappers in the world. She has been a member of the popular band – Black Panthers. She has also been a political activist and also a philanthropist. Her son Tupac Shakur was a well known rapper too, but he is no more in this world now. This woman has been slaying all her life with her talents and successes!
TI is one of the popular rappers who has been making a lot of fortune out of the rap industry. His worth fortune is USD 55 million. Atlanta born & raised TI, has generated some of the amazing hits for most popular singers out there like slayer Rihanna & Kelly Rowland. Stepping out of the box, this rapper has been stared in plenty of TV shows as well as movies that helped him get position in the show business in the biggest way. His most popular record label has been Grand Hustle that has provided him all the name and fame.
Wiz Khalifa is one of the names among the rappers who people know despite being at any part of the world. If someone has love for rap, the one has listened to songs of Wiz. This emerging singer and rapper has already made a fortune of USD 50 million along with that fame of being a rising star of 2000. He is recognized for his ability to make creative rhymes. Moreover, this rapper could create some special Pittsburgh sound which made him stand out odd and loud among the rappers.
Chad Hugo is an American artist who has been a versatile one with professions of musician, producer, and rapper. And, this rapper has an amazing fortune of worth USD 60 million. Being the most popular member of the band N.E.R.D, this guy has been tagged with a label of Producer of the Year in Billboard music awards. Also, he has been associated to The Neptunes group which was the reason behind his label in the Billboards.
Nelly is one of the common names that come to people’s mind when they think of a rapper. But, this guy is not just a popular rapper but also is a successful singer, actor, and entrepreneur that has helped him to gather a worth fortune of USD 65 million! Starting with St. Lunatics which is a hiphop group, this man signed Universal Record company in 1999 then worked with few other popular groups before his own label was built.
Busta Rhymes is a stage name of Trevor Tahiem Smith Jr. This rapper is also a producer and an actor with estimated fortune worth USD 60 million. Well, back in 2012 he had a popular album out which was Year of The Dragon. Having nine amazing albums already out, this man has been able to earn platinum or gold status to each albums.
Joseph Simmons is one of the popular rappers who brought a revolution in the rapping business by earning USD 70 million and showing the evolving side of rap industry. Very popular as Rev Run & DJ Run in NYC areas, this man is the noted founding member of Run DMC which is a well known rap gang. And, he also was an inductee in Rock N Roll Hame of Fame short back.
Well, who does not know Nicki Minaj? Every single person has to know her! She is not just a rapper but the first female rapper to be a part of the Cash Kings that had more than USD 7 million in revenue during the period. Moreover, this rapper is also a song writer who is the only lady who made it to Forbes Magazine’s hip hop Cash Kings with a net worth of USD 80 million. Also, she is a a diva when it comes to glamour and she is popular because of her styles along with rapping skills.
Williaam who is popular as i.am is a producer, DJ, and of course a rapper. His net worth fortune is USD 80 million. One of the most popular hits from i.am is Black Eyed Peas that brought a lot of fame and success to his career. Likewise, he has helped to make and create hits from John Legend and few others.
Adam Horovitz is an American musician, rapper, and a guitarist that have an estimated net worth of USD 85 million. He belongs to a popular band of hip hop artists associated to New York known as The Beastie Boys. Moreover, this man having an Irish & Jewishh ancestry was born in New Jersey and has been in many famous TV shows like Godspeed & Roadside Prophets. With such a huge net worth, success, and fame, this man is a slayer!
Michael Diamond is one of the popular rappers and song writers who is very rich and have made a net worth of USD 85 million. Mr. Diamond is the founding associate of the band The Beastie Boys and have been known as The King of Lunch. He also co founded The Young Aborigines in 1979 which was the ancestor to Beastie Boys. This man is quite popular for his works.
Mr. Timbaland is a rapper who has earned a lot of recognition in the hip hop genre of music. Without a doubt, he has a huge net worth of USD 80 million. This rapper as well as producer has worked with so many acts in this industry and owns Thomas Crown Studio which is in the Virginia Beach. He also has generated hit record for some other popular artists like Justin Timberlake & Missy Elliott. He has earned a lot of fans and followers along with his contribution to music industry.
Drake is the one man army when it comes to performing in bands. He is amazingly rich with a net worth of USD 110 million. Being a Canadian, this man has a lot of fans from all over the world. This versatile man also has been a part of TV series as an actor in Degrass: The Next Generation. But, without a doubt, his main fame comes from rap that he does best. And, his unique ability is to able to convert a sole song into a hit record in no time.
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